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November 19, 2016 at 7:17 pm
Why not a sacrifice of the b pawn playing 1…b4! ?, I think it achieves similar results as 1…d4!, it might open the a file for the queen or the c file for the rooks
November 19, 2016 at 7:29 pm
Good question. I should have added that by playing 1… d4! black also blocks the white d3-pawn, keeping the f1-bishop out of the action. So if 1… b4, then white can play 2.d4! (attacking a6Q with the f1B), followed by 2.axb4, and black’s attack is not going anywhere.
November 20, 2016 at 4:01 am
1. …b4 2. d4 Qa4 and if 3. Qc2 QxC2 4. Kxc2 bxa3
November 20, 2016 at 6:08 am
Ok, but white will probably play 3.axb4
November 21, 2016 at 1:20 am
Oh!, that’s true, and 3. …Qa8+ is practically a useless check without the support of the light squares bishop which is now blocked after 2.d4 I see. Thanks!
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